Thursday, December 24, 2009
Hotel Royal Photo Essay pt. 1
These pictures were taken as an assignment in a photo-journalism class in 1975. They were probably taken over the Thanksgiving break. The subject is New Albany's Hotel Royal, which was on W. First Street, behind Aunt Artie's Antique Mall. The hotel faced east. In the unlikely event that anyone who sees this recognizes people in the photographs, I apologize for not giving their names. I probably had the names at the time the photos were taken but, no longer.
I had the privilege of learning photography under two highly gifted photographers, Wil Counts and John Ahlhauser. What appears here may not do these two gentlemen's reputations justice, but these are digital representations of unworked negatives. Burning and dodging and cropping of various aspects of the negatives would probably produce better images.